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New Domain

It has been a long time since either Sean or I updated this blog, but know that we have not forgotten about it! Being at university means we have more work on our plates than we did last year, and so it is difficult to find the time to work on notes. We plan to return, as soon as our holidays begin, to creating high-quality (and free) study notes for your use.

What’s very clear, though, is that you have not forgotten about us. Since the beginning of this year alone, we have received over 7000 views, and exceeded 26000 all-time views. The vast majority of you are, our Stats page tells us, coming to us for help with Afrikaans poetry and the much-loved Afrikaans set-work book Lien se Lankstaanskoene, by Derick van der Walt. If the list of prescribed poems or the set-work ever change, do let us know and we shall do our best to compile notes on the new stuff as well.


A rather exciting new development, as you may possibly have noticed, is our recent purchase of a new domain name. We can now be found at though our old URL will re-direct you here, should you be slow to accept change. This purchase allows us to develop and build on our identity as a company, and will hopefully be of great benefit to both you and us.

One downside, however, is that this costs us money. Money that we don’t have a steady income to provide. So, once again, we appeal to you to donate to us, help cover the costs, and keep The Consulting Students alive! (the donation page, link on the side, is via PayPal. But don’t worry if you don’t have an account; scroll down and you’ll find an option to donate without PayPal)


We wish you the best of luck with your studies, and hope to see you again soon!

Lien character list

We know how you hate Lien. Really, we do. We also know that many exam questions are centered around obscure characters.

This is why we present to you a list of characters in Derick van der Walt’s Lien se lankstaanskoene.


It isn’t 100% complete or detailed but, used in conjunction with our chapter summaries and the novel itself should allow you to learn about characters you may never have heard of before. Find it here.


Good luck!

Some sherry for the cold…

We are very excited to announce our first notes on the Afrikaans set work book Lien se lankstaanskoene by Derick van der Walt. A brief summary of the first 21 chapters (up until ‘Sjerrie vir die koue‘) and the introduction is now available on our new Afrikaans literatuur page. And, as we say on our Afrikaans page, you have nothing to fear from Afrikaans!

Update on History notes and Lien

Expanding upon our History section, we now cover some parts of South African history. Currently, we have notes on the Collapse of Apartheid (South Africa in the 1980s) and the Transition from Apartheid to Democracy (1990-1994) available for your perusal. Head on over to the History page to find them.

Also in the pipeline are notes on “Lien se lankstaanskoene” by Derick van der Walt, the Matric Afrikaans setwork book for many schools. We will keep you updated on their progress and hopefully you’ll be seeing them soon.